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Clear bush along Marcus Garvey Drive

Published:Saturday | March 5, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Clear bush along

Marcus Garvey Drive

The median with vegetation and verges along Marcus Garvey Drive is badly in need of a clean-up.

The overgrowth of vegetation makes it impossible for motorists travelling in both directions to see oncoming traffic, should a vehicle get out of control.

I am told that the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) and the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) are responsible for the beautification project.

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, for whom the stretch of road was renamed from Foreshore Road, would be disappointed if he were alive to see the overgrowth in several areas.

Garvey was Jamaica's first national hero and the third most popular Jamaican in four continents, namely: Europe, Africa, and North and South America, where he had a lasting impact with the Universal Negro Improvement Association.

I am appealing to the NSWMA and TEF to ensure that that section of roadway be kept in a manner befitting of our beloved national hero, who told us that a people without a history is like a tree without roots.